Speeding is a contributing factor in many crashes. Some drivers think speeding is an acceptable risk because they believe the worst that can happen is receiving a speeding ticket. They are wrong. Speeding:
Extends the distance required to stop your vehicle in emergency situations.
Reduces your ability to obey red lights and stop signs.
Reduces your ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway.
Decreases your field of vision and your peripheral vision (on both sides).
Increases the chances that you will lose control of your vehicle.
Reduces the effectiveness of seat belts and airbags.
Increases probability of death or injury if there is a crash.
Know the Speed Limits
Posted speed limits do not indicate the speed you should travel; they are the maximum speeds permitted if conditions are favorable. The next time you head out, know and obey the rules:
Use common sense. Slow down in bad weather, at night and when driving on poorly lit roadways.
Slow down in school zones and playground areas. Obey all posted speed limits.
Observe and follow all posted speed limits when travelling through a construction zone
The few minutes you might save by speeding aren't worth the potential losses: fines, damages, and potential injuries or death.